Linked by Kroc Camen on Wed 17th Dec 2008 19:32 UTC, submitted by risbac
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The French competition council has ordered the iPhone be opened up to other French carriers (Google-translated), breaking the exclusivity deal with Orange (France Telecom). The complaint was filed by France's third largest operator Bouygues Telecom who said that the deal violated local competition laws. Though the ruling [fr] is temporary whilst the issue is investigated further, the ruling did state that the arrangement reduced the effects of price competition, network quality and customer service.
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RE: Canada next? (fingers crossed)
by Headrush on Thu 18th Dec 2008 03:15 UTC in reply to "Canada next? (fingers crossed)"
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Maybe if we ever manage to get rid that twit Stephen Harper, the CRTC might actually get their (expletive deleted) together and do the same thing here. Especially since this is now the most expensive country in the world to own / use an iPhone.

Like the two are related, the CRTC been misguided long before the PCs took power. With Bell finally moving to a 3G network within the next few years maybe that will be the start of some reasonable competition in Canada with the iPhone.

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